Botox Myths & Facts

Myth #1: BOTOX Cosmetic is unsafe.

Fact: Botox Cosmetic is one of the 3 approved therapeutic neurotoxins for cosmetic use in treatment of lines & wrinkles on the face. BOTOX Cosmetic has a long and well-established safety history. While you may know BOTOX Cosmetic as a wrinkle treatment, it has actually been in use for over 18 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world.
It is reassuring to know that BOTOX Cosmetic® is the most popular physician-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated 4.6 million treatments performed in 2016. In addition, it has received a 97% satisfaction rating among users.

Myth #2: BOTOX Cosmetic will result in the loss of facial expression.

Fact: BOTOX Cosmetic is intended to enhance the way you look, not change it. When administered by an experienced, skilled dermatologist, you can still smile, frown and animate. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection, so the other elements of facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.

Myth #3: BOTOX Cosmetic® treatment is painful.

Fact: A BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is quick and simple just like getting any other shot in a doctor’s office. A very fine needle and a small amount of liquid is used, so the pain associated with the injection is minimal. No anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

Myth #4: BOTOX Cosmetic® injections can be given anywhere.

Fact: BOTOX Cosmetic should only be administered in an appropriate medical setting. BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive procedure. You can be assured our Doctors are skilled, experienced and qualified as aesthetic-specialty dermatologists/physicians.

Myth #5: BOTOX Cosmetic® is expensive.

Fact: The cost of BOTOX Cosmetic® varies depending on the amount of product needed to achieve optimal results and the areas of the face that are being treated. BOTOX Cosmetic at Advanced Skin Clinic Kampala is currently priced at $7.00 per unit. The average female patient requires approximately 30-40 units for the upper face. So while they aren’t cheap, they aren’t any more expensive than a good facial.

Myth #6: There are creams that are better than BOTOX Cosmetic®.

Fact: There is no scientific evidence that supports that creams work better than BOTOX Cosmetic. Some creams such as Argireline Cream/serum can work well on the surface of the skin. BOTOX Cosmetic works below the surface of the skin to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form.


Myth #7: BOTOX ® is No Different than Plastic Surgery.

Fact: When getting BOTOX cosmetic injections, you are not put under any anesthesia; you don’t bleed; you don’t get cut. BOTOX cosmetic is nothing like surgery. Injections are administered in only a few minutes, and the results are temporary, unlike plastic surgery.

Before shrugging off the idea of BOTOX ® , get all the facts straight. There are many myths out there, which should not deter you from BOTOX ® injections. As long as you have done your homework, and are speaking with a knowledgeable Dermatologist/physician, your BOTOX  experience should be exceptionally beautifying!

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